Human computer interaction

Design, Perception, and Action – Engineering Information Give-Away

This project investigates how user interface (UI) designs can facilitate the disclosure of private information by persuading users that it is socially normal behavior. Combining Human-Computer Interaction methods with an experimental economics approach, this study aims to establish a causal pathway from beliefs about information sharing norms to information disclosure.

Identifying barriers to and enablers of successful projects

Online access to data, computational tools, and resources can be invaluable to researchers, whether it’s offered in a format called a science gateway, portal, or hub. Nevertheless, funding for the ongoing development and maintenance of gateways is far from guaranteed. This prompted the question, "What makes one science gateway more successful than another?" 

Development of the Science Gateway Institute (SGW-I)

Katherine Lawrence, researcher at the School of Information, is participating in a project funded by the National Science Foundation to plan a Science Gateway Institute. This institute would offer a complete range of services aimed at connecting numerous individual groups developing domain-specific, user-friendly, Web-based portals and tools that enable scientific research.

Supporting end-user control of complex computing environments

This project focused on developing techniques to allow users to help each other create and maintain configurations. Specifically, the team worked to develop the Collaborative Configuration Service (CCS)—a facility that collects configuration information from various users and matches similar users with each other for the purpose of diagnosing problems, providing help, and recommending new functionality.

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